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How to Roll Out Google Drive: 9 Simple Steps

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Last year, I wrote a post detailing how to best optimize your roll out of Google Apps following data migration from your legacy provider. The post detailed three key phases: setting yourself up for long-term success, ongoing management & optimization and mini-projects & feature rollouts. Today, we’ll focus specifically on this last phase as it relates to Google Drive – Google’s collaboration and storage application. Just last week, during Google I/O, Google announced huge updates to Google Drive making it … Read more

LIVE FROM GOOGLE I/O: Unlimited Google Drive Storage, Apps Unlimited Appears in the Admin Console

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Taylor Gould, BetterCloud’s VP of Marketing, is reporting live from Google I/O, Google’s annual Developer Conference. Stay up to date with the latest Google I/O news here. Today, during the Google I/O keynote, Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP Android, Chrome and Apps, announced huge upgrades for Google Apps customers, namely unlimited Drive storage for $10 per user per month or $120 per user per year. This unlimited storage is billed by Google as Google Drive for Work or Google Apps Unlimited … Read more

3 Reasons Why Google Apps is the Only SSO Solution You’ll Ever Need

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In his article appearing in Forbes this past Monday, Ben Kepes, a noted cloud evangelist, writes about the dangers of ever-expanding cloud application ecosystems. Kepes notes that while very specific applications can give organizations just the functionality they’re looking for, too many applications in use by one organization can lead to confusion and a lack of IT security. Kepes goes on to say that each application used by an organization requires a different login and password, has a different interface … Read more

4 Reasons Why Cloud IT Application Management Will Produce the Next Billion Dollar Company

Collectively, Salesforce.com, Workday, Google Apps and Zendesk service tens of millions of business users around the world. These once-obscure solutions are now mainstream and together, with other mature SaaS companies, have prompted countless businesses to ditch traditional on-premises systems in favor of leaner, ever-evolving, more intuitive cloud solutions. Though businesses around the world have embraced the cloud, incumbent on-premises IT management players (those servicing and securing larger enterprise platforms) like CA, BMC, Quest (Dell) and IBM have made only half-hearted … Read more

Introducing the All New BetterCloud Blog, Your Go-to Resource for the Google Apps Ecosystem

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Today, I’m very proud and excited to introduce the all-new BetterCloud Blog. Rebuilt from the ground up, the new BetterCloud Blog features content from our industry-leading publications – BetterCloud, FlashPanel and Google Gooru. The all new blog is now your one-stop-shop for Google Apps product and ecosystem news, feature updates, events, best practices and cloud thought leadership from both BetterCloud’s team and industry experts around the world. Since BetterCloud’s founding, it’s been our mission to provide cutting-edge, thought leadership for … Read more

The Significance of Google’s Technology Partner Program

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At the second annual Global Partner Summit this past March, Google announced a new partner track for independent software vendors. Today, I’m pleased to announce that BetterCloud is among the inaugural class of Premier Technology Partners as selected by Google. As one of the very first Premier Technology Partners, BetterCloud joins an elite group of market-leading software vendors building applications specifically integrated with the Google Apps platform. While this new distinction is indeed an honor for BetterCloud and speaks to the … Read more

Growth of Google Apps in 2014: Revisiting Our Predictions

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Late last year, we made 5 predictions for Google Apps in 2014. Let’s examine how last year’s predictions have unfolded in 2014. 1. Drive will mature in a major way and more organizations will move away from Microsoft Office At the end of last year, we predicted that 2014 would bring on huge changes for Google Drive. Fresh off the heels of the major spreadsheets overhaul, 2014 has indeed already seen many changes to Google’s cloud storage and collaboration solution. … Read more

4 Reasons Why Native Cloud Management Companies Will Disrupt Legacy Providers

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Collectively, Salesforce.com, Workday, Google Apps and Zendesk service tens of millions of business users around the world. These once-obscure solutions are now mainstream and together, with other mature SaaS companies, have prompted countless businesses to ditch traditional on-premises systems in favor of leaner, ever-evolving, more intuitive cloud solutions. Though businesses around the world have embraced the cloud, incumbent on-premises IT management players (those servicing and securing larger enterprise platforms) like CA, BMC, Quest (Dell) and IBM have made only half-hearted … Read more

Best Practices for Securing Mobile Devices in Google Apps

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The cloud has given employees and organizations more choices than ever before. We can work from anywhere on any device at any time. While this mobility serves us well for the most part, it can also be a cause of concern for the IT department. Employees have important and often private company data at the tips of their fingers – usually on both personal and corporate-owned devices. So how can you as an IT administrator keep company information secure while … Read more